a woman is happy to be in her sober living home

What It’s Like to Live in a Sober Living Home

Sober living is a recovery option for those who have completed primary treatment for a substance use issue. Sober living is not just a temporary home but a lifestyle. Residential life teaches those in recovery how to function in the regular world without having to turn to drugs or alcohol. The main goal of all…

there are many benefits of a tms therapy program

Benefits of a TMS Therapy Program

Transcranial magnetic stimulation, referred to simply as TMS, was invented in 1985 and approved for use by the FDA in 2008. Multiple clinical studies have shown TMS to be highly effective for the treatment of depression. In addiction treatment, TMS therapy programs treat depression that either contributed to the substance use disorder or arose as…

a woman enjoys music therapy for addiction

How Music Can Help Addiction

Mentions of music being used as a tool for healing can be found throughout the history of humankind. In more recent years, music therapy has become widely regarded as an effective treatment for numerous mental health issues. It has shown to be a powerful therapy for people in recovery. A musical therapist uses clinical, evidence-based…

a person practices art therapy for addiction

What Is Art Therapy?

Throughout history, art has been used in communication, conflict resolution, self-expression, and healing. “Art therapy” was coined as a term in the 1940s, when pioneers in the field of psychology discovered the benefits of using art in therapy with children and families. Since then, art therapy has been successfully used throughout a wide array of…

a person undergoes an alternative addiction therapy method

5 Alternative Therapy Strategies for Addiction

Addiction is a complex condition. It affects the whole person and often infiltrates every area of their life. Substance use issues can interfere with the ability to live, work, and play. Left untreated, it claims thousands of lives, breaks up families, and steals joy away from people who would otherwise be giving so much back…

a woman learns self esteem tips

9 Tips for Building Self Esteem During Recovery

In recovery, many people have a wide range of feelings about the past, including guilt, shame, remorse, self-judgment, worry, and even fear. Depending on your experiences, you might struggle with self-confidence and self-esteem. In fact, commonly, substance use helps to mask those feelings of insecurity and self-doubt. But without the use of substances, those feelings…

a flag represents lgbtq rehab for addiction

Addiction in the LGBTQ Community

Among American adults, the prevalence of substance abuse and addiction in the LGBTQ community is significantly higher than that of the general population. A major reason for this is that historically, people who identify as LGBTQ have experienced greater discrimination and other familial and societal challenges than those who identify as heterosexual. Individuals who identify…

a woman sits down to confront her addiction diagnosis

How to Confront Your Addiction Diagnosis

When dealing with an addiction, the struggling individual might be the last person to admit that they have a problem. Often, their family and friends will express concern first and might even stage an intervention. While family members or friends may not be physicians or licensed mental health professionals, the concerned party will usually cite…